18
JAN
2021

Presentation: 7 most common rookie mistakes

Having delivered hundreds of presentation skills courses and assessments since 1999, written over 100 articles and a book on the topic, Trudi and I understand the most common pitfalls that most aspirant presenters plunge into regularly. Many of these pitfalls apply to experienced...
24
NOV
2020

Harness your presentation anxiety

This article explains the root causes of speech anxiety and provides tips on what you can do to turn it to your advantage.P There are several good reasons why aspirant presenters seek coaching or attend training. The premise is that speaking to more than one person is harder than...
12
DEC
2011

How To Eliminate Fear

Fear of public speaking stems from the very basic need to feel accepted. We want to be seen to be doing well and we fear making fools of ourselves. In order to overcome this fear, most presenters do indeed spend a good deal of time preparing for their presentations, but their...
09
DEC
2011

How Great Speakers Deal With Nervousness

The closer you are physically to a “speaker in action” the easier it is to tell whether or not he or she is nervous. The tell-tale signs present vocally and/or physically, are numerous and occur individually or in “clusters”. Some examples are shallowness or shortness of breath,...